Y1/2: Mrs Palmer's Class 2017 - 2018

Mrs Palmer

Welcome to the Spring Term

Welcome to Ms Palmer’s class page! This page is where to go to find out what we have been learning about, any exciting activities we have participated in and any other information you might need.

What’s happening this term

Our Topic this half term is Island life and we will explore this through the stories of Katie Morag and the island of Struay. We will also be linking this to our Geography topic where we will look at map skills and comparing features of places.  

We will begin learning about animals in Science in preparation for a zoo trip after half term. We will look at what the terms herbivore, omnivore and carnivore mean and putting animals into those categories.

Class rules 

I have attached a picture of our class rules in our gallery items. The children worked as a class to agree on them. 

 

 

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Thursday to be returned on a Thursday.

All children will receive spellings each week to learn and will be tested on them each Thursday morning. Not all children will have the same spellings as they will be linked to their current phonics stage. All spelling homework will now be posted on class pages for any children that may have misplaced their original copy. 

Maths homework will also be given out weekly which will help to consolidate the area they are currently working on. A general overview of what homework has been set for each Maths group will also be posted each week. 

Reading

Reading is essential to your child being able to access the curriculum and the best thing you can do to support them is to read as often as possible with them. This could be anything from 5-10 minutes or as long as your child is engaged and wants to read. Find a quiet time when possible and make it a special time where they have your full attention.  We understand that with out of school activities it is not always possible to read every night but we would encourage you to do it as often as possible as this is what will help your child to progress quicker. Please sign your child’s diary every time they read at home and feel free to write any notes or use the diary to ask us anything about their reading. The children will earn certificates for the number of times they read at home starting with white award for 15 times and going up to Diamond for 150 times.

Reading books can be changed by your child every day. This is done after register in the afternoon. We will ask the children who need to do a book change and the onus is on them to then go and change their book in order to build up their independence. I if your child forgets to do this, come with them to let us know at the end of the day and we can remind them of the correct time to swap books and also let them go and choose a new one,

The expectation when it is your child’s day to read is that they bring us their reading record to be signed as their group is called to read.

PE

This half term the children will have a weekly indoor session on a Tuesday afternoon, learning Gymnastics with class teachers and an outdoor PE session on a Wednesday afternoon; with specialist coaches from Rugby Tots.

The children will wear their PE kit each week, so it is important that it remains in school. As they will be outside for PE this half term you may wish to send in trainers and something to cover their legs.

Class News

31.1.18 We have been learning all about the Isle of Coll linked to our Katie Morag stories. See if your children can remember what the weather is like on Coll and why :-) We will be making vehicles in the coming weeks so any cardboard boxes/ creal boxes would be much appreciated! which has an age appropriate video.

6.2.18 Today was Internet Safety day where we leearned all about being safe when we are online. A useful video link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nMUbHuffO8 

13.2.18 The children have had a fantastic day at a Samba workshop! Pictures to follow. Many thanks for the cardboard/ cereal boxes. We are still in need of as many as possible so that we can make our vehicles! 

Useful websites

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

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